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Hipec in news over efficacy

August 30, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Hipec, an extremely aggressive treatment for colorectal and ovarian cancer, where cancer cells are removed during surgery and then heated chemotherapy is pumped into the abdominal cavity for over an hour to kill remaining cells, is in the news regarding its efficacy. The news report, on op-ed in the New York Times by Barron H. […]

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The Community Guide: Resource to Prevent Cancer in your Area

August 30, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Tuesday, September 20, 2011, 2:00 p.m. — 3:00 p.m. ET The Guide to Community Preventive Services (Community Guide) is a free resource that provides evidence-based recommendations and findings of the Community Preventive Services Task Force to help identify approaches and policies for improving health and preventing cancer in your community. During September’s NCI Research to […]

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Zumba to fight Cancer

August 29, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Tuesday, August 30th Zumba – American Cancer Society and Wow Fitness Join Wow Fitness on Tuesday, August 30, from 6pm-7pm for Zumba!  Zumba is a fun and exciting exercise class and proceeds benefit the American Cancer Society! Wow Fitness 5523 Mabelvale Pike Little Rock, AR

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APCF “Rockin’ Bow Tie Affair” in news

August 29, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation elevated the blue and yellow polka dot bow tie to an elite fashion ensemble on August 20, 2011 at their annual Boys & Their Toys fundraiser at the Argenta Community Theatre in North Little Rock. This year’s theme was a “Rockin’ Bow Tie Affair” and the Arkansas Democrat Gazette reports […]

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9th Annual Striking Out Tobacco Conference

August 26, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

UPDATE: Paul Turner’s Presentation added at bottom of page The Coalition for a Tobacco Free Arkansas hosted the 9th Annual Striking Out Tobacco in Arkansas conference at the U of A Cooperative Extension in Little Rock, AR on Thusday, August 25, 2011. Paul Turner, director of the North Carolina Spit Tobacco Education Program, was the […]

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ACE Conference Hits Nonprofits’ Budget, Passion

August 24, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Nonprofit organizations always struggle for sustainability, especially in down economies. Government austerity measures can lead to diminished grant funding, a condition that may impact operations for Arkansas’ nonprofit sector, according to Jeremy Thornton, Ph.D. an economists at the Brock School of Business at Samford University. Thornton presented “The Emerging 4th Sector,” a lecture about nonprofit […]

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ACCR Unveils 2011 Cancer Facts & Figures

August 19, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Data Leads the Fight on Cancer The Arkansas Central Cancer Registry (ACCR) unveiled the 2011 Arkansas Cancer Facts & Figures, a publication that describes the burden of cancer for Arkansas Cancer Coalition members, policy makers, researchers, program managers, and public health workers, on Friday, August 19, 2011 in the Betsy Blass Boardroom at the Winthrop […]

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Strategic Communication Gets Results

August 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

Research. It should be the foundation of any good program. But time constraints, access, limited resources and a whole host of other barriers block programs from acquiring the essential data to formulate best practices. To help organizations establish best practices—where an intervention leads to a marked change in behavior—the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

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South East Arkansas HHI’s take Local Approach

August 18, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The Southeast Arkansas Hometown Health Improvement (HHI) coalitions have been a busy bunch. Fitness center opening in Desha County, community gardens in Ashley County, men’s health fair on Father’s Day in Phillips County—local HHI groups are leveraging community involvement to improve citizen health. To read more about Southeast Arkansas news, download the August Newsletter below.

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Child Well-being affected by Access

August 17, 2011 | By Rachael Moore

The state’s children rank near the bottom in a national well-being survey, at 47th place in the country, according to a report in today’s Arkansas Democrat Gazette. This mark is an improvement by one spot since a similar survey conducted 2010. The report states the survey factors variables such as poverty and health to determine […]

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